Greg Kostraba

Content Director

February 16, 2009 marked the beginning of my second go-around at WBAA. I worked here as a Program Host/Producer from 1995 to 2001, hosting classical music, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and the weekly 20th century classical music series “The Kostraba Conundrum.” After a short stint as Program Director at a public radio station in Kansas, I moved with my family to Toledo to serve as Classical Music Director at WGTE-FM, staying for seven years. Among my highlights in Toledo, I was fortunate to win the 2007 Ohio Public Broadcasting Award for "Radio Producer of the Year" for my monthly in-studio performance program “Live From FM 91” and special programs celebrating the life and music of composers William Grant Still and Samuel Adler.

Aside from my family, my passion in life is playing the piano. I have master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. You may have heard my performance of William Grant Still’s Kaintuck’ with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Performance Today or seen me as soloist with the Lafayette and Purdue Symphony Orchestras or playing chamber music on the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society series. I was also a semifinalist at the Fourth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2004 and produced the Toledo Clarinets premiere CD on the Cambria label. Most recently, my horn trio Quelque Chose released its first record on Kickshaw Records. I have also been featured on two recordings of music by Rick Sowash on the composer’s own label. My favorite gig, though, may have been playing on a weekly basis in the Rusty’s Jazz Café Big Band in Toledo with my late father, the bandleader Dan Terry, in the audience.

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WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently sat down with Nick Palmer, Music Director of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra to talk about the orchestra's "Shredding with the Symphony" concert, Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two graduating seniors from the orchestra, about the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society will collaborate with Indy Baroque Sunday afternoon at 4 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Lafayette. TCMS Executive Director Margot Marlatt and harpsichordist Tom Gerber from Indy Baroque recently joined WBAA’s Greg Kostraba in our studios for a preview.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Clayton Lein, of the Lafayette Chamber Singers. They’ll discuss the organization’s origins and history, and preview their concert this weekend.

This weekend, Purdue Bands & Orchestras will give three concerts in Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba has a preview.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Richard Fudge, President of Friends of Bob Live Music Co-Op. They discuss the organization’s history and purpose, and preview their next concert.

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society has postponed its "Bold as Brass" concert, originally scheduled for 4:00 this afternoon at St. John's Episcopal Church, because of the weather.

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two soloists from the orchestra, about Sunday's WVYS Concerto Competition Winners concert, which takes place Sunday at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

The Lafayette Chamber Singers will present their annual Afternoon Delight concert Sunday, February 8th at 3 p.m. at Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry Street in Downtown Lafayette, with sweets, poetry and music of love on the program. Artistic Director Clayton Lein talks with Greg Kostraba about the program.

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerts Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Lafayette. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba recently sat down with the group’s Executive Director Margot Marlatt to talk about the concert.

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